Foyle Film Festival’s Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme will return with an extended programme of educational screenings and workshops from Tuesday 20 March to Friday 6 April.
The programme offers primary, post-primary schools, colleges, community groups, and the general public, a programme of screenings and workshops exploring a wide-range of themes and issues.
Now in its 13th year, the programme continues to raise awareness around issues such as racism, discrimination and harassment – including racist bullying. The objectives of this diverse programme are to broaden children’s and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cine-literacy abilities. The long-term objectives and outcomes are to promote tolerance and inclusion.
Educational highlights include special screenings of Disney Pixar’s latest animated feature Coco. This charming film follows the life of young Miguel who dreams of becoming a great musician. Coco explores the cultural and personal impact of music and its ability to inspire, spark memories, and bring people closer together through an uplifting shared experience. While Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with an even bigger heart. Raised to be a fighter, Ferdinand is instead a rather gentle creature who longs to find a place where he can be the bull he is meant to be.
Post-primary screenings include the inspirational movie Wonder – the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. When Auggie enters the local fifth grade he becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the wider community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance. Wonder is a true modern classic, a life-changing story that will inspire kindness and acceptance in audiences everywhere.
To book contact the education co-ordinator Christopher Morrison on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 7126 0562.